Nostalgia can be a powerful thing. You can't smell a new box of crayons without immediately thinking of the coloring books and classroom projects of your youth. You can probably still remember the sound of a sticky and squeaky bouncy house from a friend's birthday party. It's no surprise, then, that a lot of parents-to-be look back to the fond times of their younger years when considering names for their little one. In fact, there are plenty of baby names inspired by the fairy tale heroines from your favorite childhood stories.
One of the positive aspects of children's stories is that they almost always have an optimistic underlying message. And, no, I'm not talking about the original, often brutal Grimm's brother's tales. So what better way to instill a sense of wonder, adventure, and hope in your child than to give them a moniker inspired by an incredible fairy tale character?
Fairy tales aren't just for girls, either. All children can take away lessons about gender equality, the value of friendship, and working together to overcome obstacles from some of the favorite books you read growing up. So check out these baby names inspired by cool fairy tale heroines and I bet you'll feel like a kid again, too.